Martha Rhodes

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Martha Rhodes

About Mrs. Rhodes

   Master of Education/M.Ed./Campbell University

My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process.  Our Fifth Grade Team works together to get the necessary resources in the hands of students so they are well equipped to find and evaluate the resources they need in order to complete educational tasks.

I believe that to be most effective as an instructor, one must create a safe environment that is interactive and collaborative.   I promote problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  A welcoming environment accommodates a variety of adult learning styles and encourages students to present their opinions while respecting the opinions of others. By giving students a voice in class, not only do the students benefit from peer-peer learning by enriching the course material with personal experiences and knowledge, but they also take responsibility for their own learning and, therefore, enhance the integration of their new knowledge into practice.  Promoting independent thinking is essential so that students can take what they have learned and apply it in real-life situations.  Therefore, I endeavor to make my classroom an arena for students to learn skills and demonstrate outcomes.